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    Tammy Kenyon Feb 15, 2014

    I have a 2004 RX330 - the liftgate will not open manually or with the electronic button on the console. HELP!

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06 Lincoln Navigator liftgate opens okay but need help to close why?


Power Liftgate
The power liftgate feature will allow the customer to automatically OPEN or CLOSE the liftgate by activating the interior open/close switch, the remote keyless entry transmitter or by manually initiating liftgate movement. The power liftgate uses a power cinch system to latch the liftgate.
The power liftgate system consists of the following:
  • Power liftgate control switch (located in the overhead console)
  • Power liftgate motors (located in the rear headliner area)
  • Optical sensor and power liftgate encoder wheel (located in the left power liftgate motor assembly)
  • Pinch strip switches (located on the body by the liftgate)
  • Home position switch (located on the cinch actuator)
  • Forkbolt switch (located on the cinching latch assembly)
  • Detent switch (located on the cinching latch assembly)
  • Liftgate close chime module (located in a unit external from the power liftgate module)
  • There are a lot of electrical switches an motors
  • Visual Inspection Chart Mechanical Electrical
    • Power liftgate motors
    • Power cinching latch and linkage
    • Power liftgate pinch strip switches
    • Liftgate and liftgate hinges
    • Liftgate assist cylinders
    • Liftgate strikers
    • Exterior release handle and linkage
    • Liftgate weatherstrip
    • Liftgate alignment to body and striker
    • Central junction box (CJB) fuse:
      • 5 (7.5A)
      • 105 (30A)
    • Power liftgate control switch
    • Wiring harness
    • Connectors
    Are you willing to take the back hatch apart to test this ,to find a fix . But first have it check for DTC'S - diagnostic troulbe codes '
  • Power Liftgate Module Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index
    Power Liftgate Module Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index DTC Description Source Action B1342 ECU Is Defective Power Liftgate Module INSTALL a new power liftgate module. REFER to Power Liftgate Module in this section. B2477 Module Configuration Failure Power Liftgate Module REFER to Section 418-01 . B2522 Vbatt1 Circuit Failure Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2552 Vbatt2 Circuit Open Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2698 Vbatt2 Circuit Failure Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2699 Left Pinch Strip Open or Short to Battery Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2700 Right Pinch Strip Open or Short to Battery Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2701 Left Pinch Strip Stuck Active Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2702 Right Pinch Strip Stuck Active Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2703 Open/Close Switch Stuck Active Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2704 Optical Sensor Power Short to Ground Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2705 Optical Sensor 1 Input Not Active During Powered Gate Movement Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2706 Optical Sensor 2 Input Not Active During Powered Gate Movement Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2709 Gate Open Output Short to Battery Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2710 Gate Close Output Short to Battery Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2711 Gate Open Output Short to Ground or Open Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2712 Gate Close Output Short to Ground or Open Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2713 Unlatch Output Short to Ground or Open Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2714 Uncinch Output Short to Ground or Open Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2715 Cinch Output Short to Ground or Open Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2718 Gate Ajar Output Short to Battery Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2721 Gate Ajar Output Short to Ground or Open Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2722 Open/Close Switch Active During Self-Test Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2723 Glass Position Switch Active During Self-Test Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2724 Forkbolt Switch Invalid During Self-Test Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2725 Detent Switch Invalid During Self-Test Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2726 Home Switch Invalid During Self-Test Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2819 Gate Motor Circuit Short to Battery Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2820 Gate Motor Circuit Short to Ground or Open Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2821 Cincher Motor/Unlatch Actuator Short to Ground or Open Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2822 Cincher Motor/Unlatch Actuator Short to Battery Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2825 Movement Ceased Due to Excess Speed Deviation Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test B . B2903 Chime Output Circuit Short to Battery Power Liftgate Module/ Liftgate Chime Module Go To Pinpoint Test C . C1935 Chime Circuit Failure Power Liftgate Module/ Liftgate Chime Module Go To Pinpoint Test C . U1950 UBP Communication BUS Fault UBP Communi- cation REFER to Section 418-00 . U2338 Invalid ACM Message Data Power Liftgate Module REFER to Section 418-00 . U2242 Invalid 4WAS Message Data 4WAS Module REFER to Section 308-07A . U2403 Invalid CSM Message Data Vehicle Security Module REFER to Section 418-00 . U2406 Invalid IC Message Data Instrument Cluster Module REFER to Section 413-01 . U2469 Power Liftgate Disabled By Customer Interface Instrument Cluster Module Turn power liftgate on at message center. U2470 Unexpected Keyfob/Keypad Button Press Power Liftgate Module Go To Pinpoint Test A . U2471 Unexpected PRNDL State Power Liftgate Module REFER to Section 419-10 . U2472 Unexpected IGN State Power Liftgate Module REFER to Section 418-00 . U2473 Unexpected Vehicle Speed Instrument Cluster Module/ Powertrain Control Module REFER to Section 413-01 . U2528 PRNDL Data Mismatch Power Liftgate Module/ Instrument Cluster Module Go To Pinpoint Test D .

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Back window is stuck


First be sure the auto-lock is not on and that the entire liftgate can be opened.

Look for the small rubber button above and on the right side of the license plate. Try pushing that button to see if the rear window hatch pops.

If these efforts don't work, check the fuse associated with the "luggage compartment lid release switch"... it's a 20 amp fuse possibly located in slot 22.

A last resort would be removing the interior panel of the liftgate and locating the latch release for the hatch. You can find a schematic of the rear liftgate in an Internet search. Good luck!

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2008 Saturn outlook xe liftgate won't open


If the liftgate doesn't open with the key or power lock assembly the door will have to be disassembled from the inside. This can be a tricky procedure as the panel is not designed to be removed with the door closed. The lock solenoid is most likely the issue. I would have a pro repair it to avoid having the inside panel/trim pieces damaged

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How do I reset lift gate on 2004 lincoln navigator. It doesn't open or close anymore with the remote


Maybe your key fob needs a new battery !
Power Liftgate Initialization

NOTE:If the power liftgate system is turned OFF in the message center, the system cannot be activated with any switches or with the liftgate handle. The system will need to be turned ON for any power operation to occur.

NOTE:The power liftgate may not operate under the following conditions:

  • a low voltage or dead battery.
  • a disconnected battery
  • a power liftgate that has been left open for more than six hours.
  • a power liftgate that has been manually closed and left ajar.
If any of these conditions has occurred, the power liftgate must be reset.
  1. Manually close and fully latch the power liftgate.
  1. NOTE:If the power liftgate does not open during this step, refer to the symptom chart to diagnose the power liftgate for no operation.
    Power open the power liftgate by using the keyfob or overhead console switch.
  1. Once the power liftgate is fully open, close the power liftgate by using the keyfob or overhead console switch.
    This system can also set DTC'S
  2. POWER LIFTGATE MODULE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) INDEX (BODY CLOSURES) 501-03 Body Closures 2004 Expedition/Navigator DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING Procedure revision date: 08/23/2004

    Power Liftgate Module Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index

    Power Liftgate Module Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index

    DTC Description Source Action B1342 ECU Is Defective Power Liftgate Module INSTALL a new power liftgate module. REFER to Power Liftgate Modulein this section. B2477 Module Configuration Failure Power Liftgate Module REFER to Section 418-01. B2522 Vbatt1 Circuit Failure Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2552 Vbatt2 Circuit Open Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2698 Vbatt2 Circuit Failure Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2699 Left Pinch Strip Open Or Short To Battery Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2700 Right Pinch Strip Open Or Short To Battery Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2701 Left Pinch Strip Stuck Active Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2702 Right Pinch Strip Stuck Active Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2703 Open/Close Switch Stuck Active Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2704 Optical Sensor Power Short To Ground Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2705 Optical Sensor 1 Input Not Active During Powered Gate Movement Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2706 Optical Sensor 2 Input Not Active During Powered Gate Movement Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2709 Gate Open Output Short To Battery Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2710 Gate Close Output Short To Battery Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2711 Gate Open Output Short To Ground Or Open Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2712 Gate Close Output Short To Ground Or Open Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2713 Unlatch Output Short To Ground Or Open Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2714 Uncinch Output Short To Ground Or Open Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2715 Cinch Output Short To Ground Or Open Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2718 Gate Ajar Output Short To Battery Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2721 Gate Ajar Output Short To Ground Or Open Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2722 Open/Close Switch Active During Self-Test Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2723 Glass Position Switch Active During Self-Test Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2724 Forkbolt Switch Invalid During Self-Test Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2725 Detent Switch Invalid During Self-Test Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2726 Home Switch Invalid During Self-Test Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2819 Gate Motor Circuit Short To Battery Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2820 Gate Motor Circuit Short To Ground Or Open Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2821 Cincher Motor/Unlatch Actuator Short To Ground Or Open Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2822 Cincher Motor/Unlatch Actuator Short To Battery Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2825 Movement Ceased Due To Excess Speed Deviation Power Liftgate Module GO to Pinpoint Test B. B2903 Chime Output Circuit Short To Battery Power Liftgate Module/ Liftgate Chime Module GO to Pinpoint Test C. C1935 Chime Circuit Failure Power Liftgate Module/ Liftgate Chime Module GO to Pinpoint Test C. U1950 UBP Communication BUS Fault UBP Communi cation REFER to Section 418-00. U2338 Invalid ACM Message Data Power Liftgate Module

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Liftgate not opening


I am assuming you have a two piece liftgate - correct? If so, pressing the button to open the window part actuates an endgate window release solenoid which disengages the catch, and it sounds like the solenoid is stuck. To repair this, you need to open the entire liftgate, and remove the inside trim panel to get at the solenoid. You can then try manually moving the actuator arm while lubricating the moving parts, and if that doesn't work you will need to replace the solenoid. This will require you to drill out the rivets and replace them after installing the new solenoid..

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They have a history of this problem. Likely something is stuck in the lock mechanism.... dealers can pop this open for you. It happened to my Explorer once. Couldn't get her open, found a piece of towel stuck in mechanism of liftgate lock

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Power liftgate will not open with remote, instrument panel control or button in rear cargo on lincoln mkx


It can be faulty switch or its issue with lift gate latch.Its got stuck up hard or cracked inside.It has to be inspected.-----------
There are few help links with proper solutions for these problem.I suggest you to refer the links.
Click the link below:----
2007 Mercury Mountaineer: Liftgate will not Unlock or Open? http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/2007-mercury-mountaineer-liftgate-will.html
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Adjust Hydraulic Lifters? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/04/adjust-hydraulic-lifters.html
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How to open rear lift gate? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-open-rear-lift-gate.html

--------- Power Liftgate Shuts Down http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/07/power-liftgate-shuts-down.html
------------ Power Lift Gate Will Not Remain Open http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/07/power-lift-gate-will-not-remain-open.html
----------- Power Lift-gate will not Operate http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/07/power-lift-gate-will-not-operate.html
------------- Liftgate will Not Stay Up Open? http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/07/liftgate-will-not-stay-up-open.html

---------------- Rear Door will not open http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/07/rear-door-will-not-open.html
------------ 2000 Toyota Corolla: Rear Door wont open from outside or inside? http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/2000-toyota-corolla-rear-door-wont-open.html

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These details will help.
Thanks.

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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan - Power Liftgate Stuck Open


Check all the fuses under the hood and under the dash. Then try having someone wiggle the liftgate while you "tap" the down button repeatedly. Do not apply too much force to the liftgate.

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My 2007 lift gate will not openback up. It would work for a while and then not. Now it will not open at all.


Your only solution might be to access the liftgate from inside by removing the panel, then try pulling on the cable that opens the latch. If it opens, the handle (the outside one, the one you pull) might be broken where the cable attaches to it. I have seen liftgate handles work intermittently when the plastic tab that retains the cable is in the process of breaking off, and when it finally does, no more opening liftgate.

If the liftgate still does not open, the latch is stuck. Spray with something like PB Blaster (auto parts stores carry it) or even brake parts cleaner (to dissolve gunk that might be making it stick).

If / when it starts to work again, apply some lithium grease to the mechanism to keep it from getting stuck again.

Hope this helps.

Bilal Hassan
Clarksville, MD

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